Labor Party’s (LP) presidential candidate, Peter Obi, has vowed to fix Nigeria and bring it to an envious height where no one would wish to leave for another country.
Obi made the vow on Tuesday when the party held a rally at the All Saints Cathedral Church field, Onitsha, Anambra state,
He stated that the presidency of Nigeria is not a retirement plan, insisting that the country needs a stingy leader at the moment.
The Vice Presidential Candidate of the party, Baba-Ahmed, who spoke on his reasons for identifying with Obi, said his principal is a gift to the people of Anambra State and the “most competent” of all other candidates.
“I believe in justice and that is why I’m with Peter Obi. Between South-East and North-West, there is a strong history of friendliness – in fact, between the whole South and the whole North. To live as one, a leader like Peter Obi must be elected in Nigeria,” the LP vice presidential candidate said.
Speaking at the All Saints Cathedral Field, Onitsha, a former governor of Anambra State, Chukwuemeka Ezeife, assured the gathering that election would hold in February and the winner would be declared.
Ezeife said, “This 2023 election will be held successfully. There will be no interim government in Nigeria after the general elections, Peter Obi will be sworn in as the overall winner of the election.
“He is the man of the people, I urge you all to come out en masse and vote for him, and elect a brand new president of Nigeria.”
The National Chairman of the party, Julius Abure, told the crowd that “the light that will rescue Nigeria” is coming from among them.”Are you not a special generation?” he asked.
“Onitsha has always produced great leaders and another one is about to come.”
Political economist Prof. Pat Utomi, in his address, noted that they must have their permanent voter cards (PVCs), adding, “You will make sure that you go to the rural areas, that you talk to all those market women.”
Also speaking, a socio-political activist and a member of the Labor Party Presidential Campaign Council (PCC), Aisha Yesufu, said Nigerians should use their Permanent Voter Cards and thumbprint to elect good leaders that would take Nigeria to its promised land.
Yesufu said that the Labor Party presidential candidate is the man to trust, adding that he would give Nigerians accountability, provide good roads and create job opportunities for the youths.
Earlier in the day, Obi was in Awka, the state capital, where he interacted with students of Nnamdi Azikiwe University and assured them of smooth and uninterrupted academic sessions in Nigeria void of industrial actions if elected president.
He also met with Anambra traditional rulers at the Conference Hall of the Government House, Awka, where he proffered solutions to challenges of poverty, youth unemployment and drug prevalence which he said he would fight with job creation, and economic stability through production instead of consumption .